Of all the four teachers in the women’s category who have never set this level, it was Pavlyuchenkova of Russia who got the biggest win of her career with a solid victory.
Both players struggled to hold on to their information throughout the game.
Slovenian Zidanšek got two breaks in the first, including in the first half of the game, in the second and second, but Pavlyuchenkova scored six of his own, changing six of his 10 stoppages compared to Zidansek’s fourth of four. .
Pavlyuchenkova, who turns 30 next month, has arrived at 6pm ahead of this year’s Roland Garros, including last year’s Australian Open, with four of those attending since 2016
And when the 52 slam starts, he can call himself the headliner, where he will face Barbora Krejčíková or Maria Sakkari on Saturday.
Ranking No. 32 in the world, a victory means Pavlyuchenkova will return to the top 20 in the rankings.
As for Zidansek, he will enter the top 50 in the first unbeaten run ahead of the second round of the main.